[5], State University of New York at Old Westbury, "The Zombification Family Tree: Legacy of the Living Dead", "Interview: George Romero - Film director", "Duane L. Jones, 51, Actor and Director of Stage Works, Dies", "Robert Kirkman Writes Tribute To 'Walking Dead' Inspiration George Romero", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Duane_Jones&oldid=970782562, State University of New York at Old Westbury faculty, Disease-related deaths in New York (state), Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 August 2020, at 10:29. Durand Jones hadn't the intent to front a retro-soul band when he moved from the Deep South to the Midwest. He had a sister, Marva (later Marva Brooks), and a brother, Henry. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. email address * zip code . He created English-language training programs for the Peace Corps and helped design Harlem Preparatory School, where he headed the English department. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Community See All. “I was reluctant. Gathered around a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder and a case of Miller High-Life, the group spent their Sunday evenings recording into the early hours of the morning. Duane L. Jones (February 2, 1937 – July 22, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his leading role as Ben in the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead. Those two sides make up one quarter of the quintet's self-titled album. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Their fiery single, “Smile” caught the ear of regional record-man Terry Cole of Colemine records, who swiftly pressed up a batch of 45s. His hand-selected students were of diverse ethnic backgrounds. – meet & greet + photo with durand jones & the indications – invitation to one song pre-show private performance – one (1) tour exclusive tote bag – one (1) signed 18x24 tour poster – one (1) tour exclusive enamel pin vip meet & greet packages include all of the above + one (1) event ticket. 34,562 people follow this. Back home in Louisiana, he had wowed fellow parishioners with his voice, but he had become an accomplished saxophonist and enrolled in a postgraduate music program at Indiana University. Soul Revue, he sang again at the band director's urging and met the musicians with whom he formed Durand Jones & the Indications. Hard grooves and aching ballads are handled in similarly precise and scholarly fashion, like the musicians are familiar with all tiers of mid- to late-'60s R&B, from the hits to the obscurities, whether they were released by Stax or unearthed by Numero. There's an appealing everyman quality to Jones, a skilled and poised vocalist who can project an extreme emotion without overexertion. Falsetto-equipped drummer Aaron Frazer takes a turn on the second side with "Is It Any Wonder," a ballad angling for placement on a Lowrider Oldies compilation. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones an... See More. Inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s baring names like the Ethics, the Brothers of Soul, and the Icemen, the Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves. But soon enough Jones found his way in front of a rowdy rock-n-roll band belting out a rambunctious rendition of “Dock Of The Bay,” to a basement full drunken undergrads. Jones was born to Mildred Gordon Jones. They didn’t have ‘buzz.’ They didn’t have a following. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Singer and songwriter Jones was raised by the Mississippi River in Louisiana and had his life changed when his grandmother gave him an alto saxophone, with which he formed a creative bond. Musician/Band. But one day the organist could hear me in the choir, and said ‘boy I’m gonna give you a song.’ So I sang the song… the whole church just flipped out. About See All. Jones was also a Phelps-Stokes exchange scholar in Niger and taught literature at Long Island University. “After all, the record, albeit finely crafted, was conceived in a dingy Indiana basement on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents (we kept receipts). He also taught acting styles at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. “Easily one of the best deep soul albums we’ve heard in years.” – DUSTY GROOVE “Album of The Year”– SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS “The album is beautifully produced…Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” To our delight, the record was a smash and their no-frills LP continues to fly off the shelves.”, “Easily one of the best deep soul albums we’ve heard in years.” – DUSTY GROOVE, “… soul music that’s so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins.” – MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, “The album is beautifully produced…Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” – SPILL MAGAZINE. Artist Biography by Andy Kellman Durand Jones & the Indications are a potent deep soul revival band based in Bloomington, Indiana. Leave feedback. A fierce, fully-formed thesis, American Love Call is as grand and cinematic as it is focused on fleeting details. In the fall of 2012, Durand Jones left small-town Louisiana for the foot-hills of Indiana. Duane L. Jones (February 2, 1937 – July 22, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his leading role as Ben in the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead. Alto saxophone in tote he enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. “Being a singer was never part of the plan,” Jones admits. They released their first, self-titled album in 2016, which they followed up in 2019 with American Love Call. On to the psychedelic phase, right. “My grandma always heard me singing at home, and she said, ‘I’m gonna put your ass in the youth choir,’” remembers Durand Jones. Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. They didn’t have the measured flash of more polished operations. They've got this stuff down. Durand Jones hadn't the intent to front a retro-soul band when he moved from the Deep South to the Midwest. durandjonesandtheindications.com. In the fall of 2012, Durand Jones left small-town Louisiana for the foot-hills of Indiana. At the time, casting a black man as the hero of a film where all the other characters were white was potentially controversial. [3], His role in the 1968 movie Night of the Living Dead marked the first time an African-American actor was cast as the star of a horror film, and one of the first times in American cinema where a person of color was given an important role when the script did not explicitly call for one. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. [3] He was cremated and his ashes given to his family. ", He continued working in film after Night of the Living Dead in Ganja & Hess (1973) and Beat Street (1984), among others. [3] He attended the Sorbonne in Paris, and studied acting in New York City. Alto saxophone in tote he enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Man it was really cool. As executive director of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA), he promoted African-American theater.